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Fiorentina and Milan reach agreement for Italian striker

Josh Scott in Serie A, Transfer News & Rumours 25 May 2008

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Fiorentina have today confirmed that they are close to signing AC Milan striker Alberto Gilardino, with an agreement of £8 million being confirmed between the clubs, TribalFootball reveals.

Gilardino looks set to join former coach Cesare Prandelli for the third time at Viola. Prandelli is believed to be responsible for launching Gilardino’s career, after after he signed the striker for Parma, after coaching the Italian at Hallas Verona.

Such is Gilardino’s enthusiasm to join Prandelli, he has agreed to reduce his £3.2 million salary at AC Milan to join Fiorentina.

Fiorentina sports chief Pantaleo Corvino revealed: “There are only a few details. It is practically done, the player has made a major effort in accepting a pay-cut to come here.”

Gilardino, 25, is expected to be unveiled at a press conference sometime this week, and looks set to replace 34-year-old Christian Vieri in the Viola strikeforce, according to CalcioMercato.
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[Sources: calciomercato.com, tribalfootball.com]

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